1996 Model Whirlpool Dryer
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:14 AM
I replaced the receptacle and rewired it just as the instructions with the receptacle indicated. White to neutral in the center, black to one hot and red to the other. I bought a new dryer cord, of course, and attached it to my dryer per instructions.
The dryer will tumble and sounds good but it heats sporadically and takes twice as long to dry a standard load of clothes. It blows fine. There isn't a lint buildup that I can find.
A bigger problem is that from time to time when you touch the dryer it shocks you which obviously means something is wired incorrectly, but I can't figure out what.
Just to troubleshoot I swapped the hot wires and the dryer sounded as if it was turned on underwater. I did the same thing with the cord and got the same horrific sound out of the dryer. I have a ground problem, but don't know what to do.
Could the fact that the cord melted to the receptacle have permanently de-grounded my dryer, caused damage to the wiring form the breaker box or something to that effect? Sounds crazy, but I'm confused.
Thanks to all in advance.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:40 AM
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